Few physicians understand how to optimize health, and people are suffering because of it. What is BodHD and BodMD, and how are they going to solve this problem? Why is it so important to get correct lab testing done? How do we integrate technology better with medicine? On this episode, Matt Ward and Dr. Jim Meehan share on their new platforms, BodHD and BodMD, and how it will empower people to take their health into their own hands.
We can start to grow an ecosystem of excellence and optimization that just doesn’t exist today. -Dr. Jim Meehan
At the start of the show, Dr. Jim and Matt shared on BodHD and BodMD and what inspired it. We also talked about the power of combining medicine and referral based marketing, and how to control free radicals in the body. We also shared on the benefits of joining on this program and referring people.
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The future of medicine is that people can become scientists of their own health-- by leveraging technology and information. Once you get optimized, you’ll never look back-- and you will help other people do the same. If we can build an army of healthy people and incentivize it, we will start seeing a change in families and communities. An optimized body is the beginning of all health, happiness and fulfillment.
A lot of doctors are shying away from the use of aromatase inhibitors, but this could be negatively affecting older men on testosterone. Why should a man in his 60s take an aromatase inhibitor? Why are anti-aging clinics doing more harm than good? Is Clomid something we would recommend? On this episode, Nelson Montana is here to talk about his experience and insights on testosterone optimization drawn from two decades of using it.
Dig in and understand what you’re reading. You’ll have a much stronger base from which to work. -Nelson Montana
At the start of the show, Nelson shared a bit on his life and talked about changes he has noticed in his body as he grows older. We discussed the issues with anti-aging clinics and why people should not be using Clomid. We also talked about the importance of factoring in the differences between people in the hormone optimization conversation.
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If there is anything that’s truly the foundation of youth as a chemical constituent, it’s testosterone. The problems arise when people try to pass themselves off as hormone specialists and give terrible advice. This gets furthered by the general misconceptions that get in the way of the proper application of testosterone. People also try to apply generalized rules, but it’s called interventional endocrinology for a reason-- it’s not a cookie cutter methodology. Because our bodies are changing as we age, we’re also going to have to reevaluate and adapt as time goes on.
Because of the lack of struggle and scarcity in this high-tech world, it’s very hard for a younger person to identify their mission. Why does struggle go hand in hand with the discovery of your mission? How do you identify yours? What are some of the things that have shaped how we find our purpose? On this episode, boxer and author Ed Latimore talks about the journey to finding out what you’re put on this planet to do.
Your mission doesn’t just come to you. You chip away at it. -Ed Latimore
At the start of the show, we talked about how a lot of young men today are lost from a lack of male guidance. Ed shared on how he overcame his battle with alcoholism and how he defines a mission in life. We also spoke about how to distinguish between a mission and a hobby, and whether your job can become your mission.
Your mission as a human being is whatever allows you to serve others in the highest capacity and intention that you can produce. It’s something unique about you and your life experience which combines to give you something important to offer to the world. The truth is, a lot of people aren’t going to find their mission until they hit rock bottom, so you have to be willing to experience the lows in your life. If you don’t embrace the struggle, you’re never going to accept your mission.
We’re in a society that is weakening by the minute due to a major testosterone crisis. How is it destroying lives and families? What can be done to fight it and get our health back? How do you go about identifying whether you need optimization therapy? On this episode, I talk to the hosts of the Family Alpha Podcast about solving the serious problems being caused by testosterone deficiency.
Testosterone is the Holy Grail molecule of not just men, but women too. -Jay Campbell
At the start of the show, we talked about all the issues the testosterone deficit is causing in society and the alarming testosterone levels in young men today. Next, we talked about the reason why so many men don’t ever get their testosterone levels checked. We then covered the right way to measure and test testosterone.
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Right now, testosterone deficiency is not being diagnosed, and it’s not acknowledged in the mainstream. This is a major issue because so many men are walking around weaker, less energetic, more docile and less focused. Men are being bombarded by environmental attacks on their health and masculinity, and this is something we have to solve to make society better. It’s time to put our energy towards working with physicians who understand what’s at stake and what needs to be done.
Even though it’s very apparent that humanity is under a tremendous threat to our health, there's no action plan for solving this problem or urgency in studies. Why is the sick care model failing us? What are the latest studies telling us? What are some food choices and unhealthy behaviors that are putting us at great risk of metabolic syndrome? On this episode, Dr. Merrill Matschke is back to share his thoughts on these issues.
Once you're in the funnel, you’re trapped unless you take hard measures to get out and change your life-- and that’s on you. -Jim Brown
At the start of the show, Dr. Merrill shares on transitioning to a new city and practice. Next, we talked about how much time the average doctor has to put towards research when they are so busy treating a revolving door of patients. We also discussed epigenetics, the problems with low-calorie sweetener, and why it’s so important to eat whole food over the processed stuff.
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A lot of doctors are missing the opportunities to improve the health of men, and this is something we can fix. We can’t underestimate the interconnectedness of a lot of health issues. A person with low sperm count is 12 times more likely to have low Testosterone. If a patient has low Testosterone, they’re twice as likely to have metabolic syndrome. If you have metabolic syndrome you’re 5 times more likely to have diabetes which puts you at risk of heart attack or stroke. A lot of clinicians have no experience to help them understand these effects, so it’s up to you to educate yourself and be mindful of the causes.
Few physicians in the hormone optimization space have firsthand experience with treatment, and use what they learned from textbooks instead. How is this harmful to patients? Why is hormone optimization useless without lifestyle optimization? What makes treatment customization so necessary? On this episode, we are joined by a doctor who is dedicated to studying and answering these questions, Dr. Frank Comstock.
Lifestyle intervention can pay so many big dividends. People can start feeling better and get healthy. -Dr. Frank Comstock
At the start of the show, we talked about how Dr. Frank got interested in hormone optimization for men and women, weight management, and nutritional supplementation. Next, we talked about realizing your options to get better and improve your life. We also talked about the importance of lifestyle optimization and why it’s necessary for the success of your hormone optimization.
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If you’re not taking care of your health, no amount of success and wealth is going to matter. You must have the desire and motivation to make your life better. Don’t look for a quick-fix solution that skips exercise and nutrition. The truth is you’re never going to get optimal results from hormone programs if your diet is trash, you’re sedentary, stressed out and not sleeping. Things like exercise make an impact on your underlying health and response to therapy. They are critical and crucial to your wellbeing.
Frank is a board certified physician in Anti-aging Medicine and Emergency Medicine, the Author of ANTIAGING 101: COURSE MANUAL. He has run a private anti-aging medical practice, Lifestyle Spectrum since 2000. Lifestyle Spectrum practice offers programs in hormone optimization for men and women, nutritional and weight management, as well as nutritional supplementation. Go to http://www.lifestylespectrum.com/ for more information.
Nutrition is very misunderstood, including within the physician and dietitian community. What are some of the biggest misconceptions people have about nitrate and red meat? What are the best oils to use in your cooking? How do nitrate and metformin improve the gut biome? On this episode, I have a fascinating discussion with nutrition expert, Morgan Pfiffner, about important facets of nutrition and health that people often miss.
You cannot benefit from nitrate if you don’t have the bacteria in your mouth to metabolize it. -Morgan Pfiffner
At the start of the show, Morgan shared how he got into nutrition and how nutrition is one of most poorly understood facets of health. We discussed nitrate, the best sources of it and one of the biggest misconceptions people have about red meat. We talked about why it’s so important to have control over what you eat.
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Food is the most powerful drug known to man, but unfortunately we’re not taught this enough by health authorities. The truth is, if you can control what goes into your mouth, you can control any aspect or phase in your life and have power over it. The molecular cascade that goes on when a human being consumes the right food is mesmerizing. Nitrate is one of the most important things you can consume to improve your nutrition. It can lower blood pressure and improve your gut biome, and the best source of it is green, leafy vegetables. Ultimately it is a great tool for decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Morgan is a researcher, primarily interested in the role of diet on biological gases and cardiovascular disease. Follow him on Twitter @MorganPfiffner or check out his website thehealthhammer.wordpress.com for more information.